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Police issue 24 fines to Tory lockdown rule-breakers after boozy Christmas party

The Metropolitan Police has made referrals for twenty-four fines over a lockdown-defying get together attended by Shaun Bailey’s London mayoral marketing campaign crew at Conservative Occasion Headquarters (CCHQ).

Fastened-penalty notices have been issued to attendees of the “jingle and mingle” occasion in December 2020. Lord Bailey attended the get together however it’s unclear whether or not or not he was slapped with one of many fines.

Lord Bailey beforehand apologised “unreservedly” for the bash, which was organised by his marketing campaign crew following his unsuccessful bid for London mayor.

He branded it a “severe error of judgement”.

The get together occurred on Matthew Parker Road in a basement whereas the nation was gripped by Covid restrictions.

Conservative Party Conference 2023

Shaun Bailey was on the get together (Picture: Getty)

On December 14 2020, when the do occurred, London was underneath Tier-2 restrictions that means folks from totally different households had been forbidden from socialising collectively indoors.

What’s extra, that very same day an announcement was made that the capital can be shifting into Tier-3 restrictions on December 16.

The Metropolitan Police mentioned in a press release: “Having assessed that new proof, the Met has made 24 referrals for fastened penalty notices (FPNs) to the ACRO Prison Information Workplace for breaches of Covid-19 laws.”

A Conservative Occasion spokesman mentioned the gathering was “unauthorised”.

“Senior CCHQ workers grew to become conscious of an unauthorised social gathering within the basement of Matthew Parker Road organised by the Bailey marketing campaign on the night of 14 December 2020,” the spokesman mentioned.

“Formal disciplinary motion was taken towards the 4 CCHQ workers who had been seconded to the Bailey marketing campaign.”

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